HCC announces 2015 Visual Arts Scholarship Exhibit at Freeport Art Museum

Freeport Art Museum (FAM) hosts the Visual Arts Scholarship Exhibit to showcase the most recent visual arts recipients of the Buss and Ferguson programs. The exhibit will be unveiled during a reception held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 10 at Freeport Art Museum. The exhibit can be seen at the museum from April 10 through May 9.

Students included in this exhibit, Cameron Holub, Shelby Gahm, Ryan Guzzardo, Megan Mrozek and Hannah Walters, showcase a sampling of some of their most successful works of art created during their studies in the visual arts program at Highland.

Their work serves as visual examples of their explorations answering academic concerns unique to specific studies. To be included in this scholarship exhibit, works must go beyond simply meeting required academic standards. They must arrive at a unique, poignant, and a personal level of rest or completion. Each of these works of art has a history concerning their progress and development reaching that completion. The relationship each artist/student has with that experience of completion encompasses a myriad of personal and professional growth.

"It’s my pleasure to work with Cameron, Shelby, Ryan, Megan and Hannah in their quest for visual communication," said Robert Apolloni, instructor of visual art at Highland. "I also want to extend my gratitude to Barry Treu, director of education at FAM, for providing a venue for this exhibit. We have fantastic work created by our dedicated and talented visual art scholarship students."

Each student created an artist's statement and also reviewed their previous and current works for possible exhibit inclusion. After analytical and intuitive discussions, each student then settled on their final selections for the exhibit and began preparing those pieces for viewing. For many students, closing, preparing, and titling a work of art, along with documentation, such as artist’s statement, is a facet of working as an artist they may not have previously experienced. This exhibit provides them with additional insight concerning exhibiting.

Freeport Art Museum is located at 121 North Harlem Avenue in Freeport. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

2998 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL 61032-9341

Fax 815-235-6130

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